Aethes margaritana - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 22 June 2011
Aethes margaritana Adult


© Robin Howard

Aethes margaritana (Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan: 13-17mm

A bivoltine species flying in May and June and again from early July to the end of August. It is a rare visitor to light and has only been recorded from the Las Descargues traps. A species of rough grassland of the ridge but not trapped there.

Larva feeds on Achillea, Chrysanthemum, Tanacetum, Chamomilla etc.